Power ICs - Smart Load Switches
Combining multiple functions in a single IC, Vishay smart load switches eliminate the need for external circuitry . A simplified GPIO interface allows for power distribution and sequencing of multiple sub-systems. Slew-rate-control devices provide a controlled supply ramp to reduce inrush current, while fault protection and isolation switches increase robustness with reverse current, overtemperature, current limiting, and short circuit protection features. The ICs offer quick output discharge and small footprints, while their integrated design saves PCB space compared to discrete solutions, reduces BOM counts, and lowers manufacturing costs.